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  S.B. No. 169
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to ballot language for an election to approve and finance a
  municipal or county venue project.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (c), Section 334.024, Local
  Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The ballot at the election held under this section must
  be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition:
  "Authorizing ________ (insert name of municipality or county) to
  _______ (insert description of venue project) and to ________
  (insert "impose a new" or "authorize the use of the existing")
  [impose a] ________ tax (insert the type of tax) at the rate of
  ________ (insert [the type of tax and] the maximum rate of the tax)
  for the purpose of financing the venue project."
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a ballot for an election ordered on or after the effective date
  of this Act. The ballot for an election ordered before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect when the
  election was ordered, and the former law is continued in effect for
  that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 169 passed the Senate on
  March 13, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 169 passed the House on
  May 10, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor